Puzzles. Darts. Baking. Paper mache. Ballet. Chess. This girl knew how to do quarantine. If you've been struggling to entertain yourself during these social distancing days, give Disney's animated movie, Tangled, a watch. In just the first twenty minutes of the movie, you already have a bevy of ideas given to you by none other than Rapunzel herself—or the Queen of Isolation, as I like to call her.
Life has certainly slowed down for many people. With a rapidly spreading virus rampant all over the world, we all have been given more time—perhaps more than we bargained for—to spend with our loved ones, learn new skills, or complete tasks we would otherwise be putting off until an eventual tomorrow. But it's also given us more time with our thoughts.
With weeks in this state of being, I know I don't have to go into details about social distancing, essential workers, or the "The Virus that Must Not Be Named." After all, it's all anyone is talking about these days. Morning shows and social media feeds are littered with information—from memes to testimonies to "facts." It's not a stretch to say that this event will be a defining moment in our histories.
Humans are complicated creatures. From the color of our skin to the texture of our hair, the differences are easy to count. We come from different backgrounds and cultures. We speak differently, and act differently, and think differently. We live with different struggles and goals and lives. And because of this, sometimes it feels overwhelmingly easy to find loneliness during difficult or challenging times. Who can understand what's going on in the confines of your own mind? Who cares to?
Wonder. And Friendship. With just a hint of Indecision.
I have always been drawn to travel and adventure. I love experiencing new places and cultures, and pushing myself to try new things. Traveling is exciting and humbling in all of the best ways. It provides learning experiences and memories that'll last a lifetime. But it isn't always easy.